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the united nations. the speech comes as the united states announced it is lifting the ban on the import of goods from burma. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi has welcomed the lifting of the ban. the united states relaxed its financial restrictions after the country held elections earlier this year. here is out the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton justified the move. >> the united states is taking the next step in normalizing our commercial will relationship. we hope this will provide more opportunities for your people to sell their goods into our markets. >> our correspondent jonathan hefad has been talking to the speaker of the burmese parliament, one of the top generals and the old regime. she gets -- began by asking about the state of relations between the government and opposition parties. >> i have a good relationship with aung san suu kyi. what happened in the past is over. it is finished. i don't see any point in dwelling on it. because she also loves the country, for people, we have the same intentions. she was locked up for many, many years. the >> she was lo
with the united states? >> the u.s. was #15 years ago and has been falling little by little in the rankings. -- was number one about five years ago. it continues to be the world's innovation are house and we don't see that changing any time in the near future. on the other hand, there are burgeoning weaknesses we have seen growing over time, in particular the well talked about macroeconomics imbalances which our government spending that has gotten out of hand, financial market concerns, and what has happened is this has all built up to make really? the business community very concerned about the ability of politicians to do the right thing for the country going forward. >> and switzerland also makes great chocolates. that's got to help. >> thanks very much. the world's richest woman has made a rare public appearance to take a swipe at her own country, accusing australia of being too expensive for business to operate. a mining magnate who earns about $2 billion an hour said that australia should look to africa where they pay people to dollars a day. duncan kennedy has this report. >> good ev
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